The joy of living in SE1: food and culture nirvana by the Thames

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Paul Travers

Imagine owning the entire floor of a converted Victorian warehouse in London’s oldest borough, just a few minutes walk from the Thames in the city’s culinary and cultural heart.
Sounds good, right?
Well, that’s what living in SE1 is about, and Bankside is the part of the postcode that overflows with art, theatre, cinema, and food glorious food in a multitude of joyous spots strung along the river.
So let’s explore the inside of an apartment, and outside in the neighbourhood.


Eat, drink and be merry


Huddled beneath and beside the Southwark Street viaduct, Flat Iron Square is one of the most recent additions to SE1’s bar scene, and it’s a major hit.
You can sample craft beers, wines and signature cocktails under the arches in atmospheric bars, or hang out in the lively outdoor courtyard with its rotating line-up of food vendors and no less than 18 screens showing big sporting events.


Taste the whole world


What a privilege to have London’s Larder as your local fruit and veg spot, not to mention a feast of steaming street food, buzzing cantinas and refined restaurants among the aromas, sounds and excitement of one of the greatest markets on the planet.
A global destination that’s also a firm favourite of Londoners, Borough Market is one of the greatest joys of living in SE1.


Make, do and mend


Fancy learning how to reupholster that vintage chair you picked up on Gumtree, restore a G-Plan sideboard, or simply drill in a straight line to hang a hook?
Well, you’ll find all that and more at The Goodlife Centre, where they’ll turn you into a master of many trades with their convenient workshops at evenings and weekends.


Live in an elegant loft

Living in SE1 converted warehouse apartment in bankside

Next door to The Goodlife Centre and a short stroll from Flat Iron Square and Borough Market, this first floor apartment in a converted Victorian warehouse is blessed with massive industrial windows, chunky floorboards and plenty of iron columns.

Living in SE1 converted warehouse apartment in bankside

Across 1,141 sq ft (106m²), the interior centres around a wonderful open plan living space and kitchen where the original loading bay doors open above the street, while further back are the bathroom and two double bedrooms.

Living in SE1 converted warehouse apartment in bankside

For sale at £1,150,000 – discover Great Guildford Street


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